Art courtesy of Wm. J. “Bill” Krupinski
On Wednesday Jan. 25, Scott Walker will deliver a state of the state address. I can’t wait to hear what he has to say about the more than 1 million signatures gathered for his recall and the criminal charges levied against a string of his top operatives [by the way, rumor has it more are coming down the pike this week].
But why merely wait for Walker’s spin when you can act? Below are details on a Mining Hearing, a People’s State of the State and a Tribunal on the mining bill AB-426 as well as a Bury the Mining Bill Rally.
I suspect there will be a spontaneous gathering of individuals in the Capitol rotunda during Walker’s State of the State speech Wednesday night (I’ve heard that tickets to his speech are dispensed to favored individuals first and are not easy to come by).
Expect to see many citizens from our most Northern counties including members of the Bad River and other Wisconsin tribes.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 10:00 AM
NOTICE OF HEARING — Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economy and Small Business Executive Session, 412 East State Capitol in Madison, Assembly Bill 426 – relating to regulation of ferrous metallic mining and waiving many current laws and regulations. The committee will be discussing and voting on amendments, and voting to pass the bill on to the full Assembly on Thursday.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 10am until 5pm
NOTICE OF LIVESTREAM — People’s State of the State Hearing Wednesday, 2nd Floor – North Hearing Room: public invited to testify about their views on the State of the State. If you have testified about any bill introduced under the Walker regime, please come and share your testimony and your concerns about the direction that state government is taking. The hearing will be livestreamed by www.indiancountrytv.com
Wednesday, January 25th, 5:00p, – 7:00pm
BURY THE MINING BILL PROTEST RALLY: – facebook event - at Lady Forward, to of State Street / Capitol Square, Madison, WI — Protest AB-426 aka “The Mining Bill,” and Wetlands Deregulation Bill AB-463. These Bills will deregulate environmental protections and give immunity to mining operations. The bills are also in direct violation of the treaty rights of the tribes whose resources they affect. The bills are themselves illegal.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 7:00pm
NOTICE OF EVENT: State of the State Address by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in the Assembly Chambers. Admission to Assembly Gallery by invitation only, but the Capitol rotunda will be open.
Thursday January 26, 2012, 10am until 6pm
NOTICE OF EVENT: The Peoples Tribunal of AB-426, (testimonials, complaints, alternative job growth suggestions), North Hearing Room, 2nd Floor, & Assembly Floor Vote AB-426 (Watch). – facebook event listing - The Peoples Tribunal will be an open Citizens Mining Hearing taking citizen petitions and testimony on AB-426 and providing legislative organizing skills, training and actions suggestions to citizens and providing an opportunity for those to speak on the Mining Bill as now proposed. If you, or an organization would like to provide support, endorse the event or testify at the peoples hearing please contact Carl at email@example.com
More on the wetlands bill AB-463.